Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Austrian authorities on the eve of a referendum on changes to Turkish Constitution are not welcome the events with the participation of the President of this country Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Monday, February 27, said the foreign Minister of Austria Sebastian Kurz, reports The Local.
“Of course, the Turkish President, like any senior politician, may make bilateral visits to Europe and to Austria for talks with top officials (…) But we are categorically against the transfer of the Turkish campaign in Austria and polarization [of society],” explained the Minister.
Kurtz noted that previous visits of the Turkish leader in Germany and Austria led to a “tension” between living in these countries supporters of Erdogan and Turks of Kurdish origin.
As notes the edition, the Prime Minister of Turkey, Binali Yildirim, speaking on 18 February in the German city of Oberhausen to representatives of the Turkish Diaspora, said that the President plans to conduct in the EU a number of events on the eve of the plebiscite.
The referendum on amendments to the Turkish Constitution amendments significantly expand the powers of the President, will be held April 16. Changes to the basic law proposed by the ruling justice and development party (AKP). If the amendment is approved, the President abolished the post of Prime Minister and will assume his duties in particular will have the opportunity to form a government and dissolve Parliament. To help the President to govern the country will be designated Vice-presidents (currently, this position does not exist). In addition, the President will be the Supreme commander and will have the right of veto, to overcome which can only be by an absolute majority of votes in Parliament.